Young Africa (YA)

Established in 1998, YA is a youth empowerment organisation based in Zimbabwe and operational in five southern African countries. YA’s integral programmes combine skills training, entrepreneurship training and life skills education. These elements combine to make vulnerable youths resilient to societal pressures. Through training they become financially self-reliant.

Boxgirls Kenya (BGK)

Established in 2007, BGK is a community based organisation working to create a world where marginalised girls and young women are supported to lead dignified lives. BGK provides safe spaces for girls to learn boxing and to use it as a self defence mechanism as well as an entry point to talk about life issues such as sex and sexuality that are normally stigmatised and tabooed.


Established in 2008, MAIA unlocks and maximises the potential of young women to lead transformational change in Guatemala. MAIA’s Impact School is a reference point for girl-focused programming and innovation in Central America.

Onkar Seva Sansthan (OSS)

Established in 2006, OSS is a women-led community-based organisation working to end violence against women in Jharkhand, India. The organisation focuses on ending child marriage through awareness raising campaigns.

Basic Needs Awareness Organisation Uganda (BAOU)

Founded in 2014, BAOU is a youth-led non-profit organisation advocating for the rights of indigenous minorities. The organisation also works to prevent early marriages within these communities.

Reaching the Unreached Tanzania (RUT)

Established in 2016, RUT is a national voluntary based non-governmental organisation working to address women and young girls’ issues including health related issues. RUT works on areas including nutrition, HIV/AIDS, gender based violence, climate change, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Solidarité des Jeunes Filles pour L’Education et L’Intégration Socioprofessionnelle (SOJFEP)

Founded in 2011, Solidarité des Jeunes Filles pour L’Education et L’Intégration Socioprofessionnelle is a network of civil society organisations working to advance indigenous women’s rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo. SOJFEP advances and protects the sexual reproductive health rights of women and promotes gender equality.